Q: How many male novelists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: The beast, which had represented his feelings, was dead. “I think I’ll do a pushup,” he announced to the sea. The sea respected him for it.
“Male Novelist Jokes" by Mallory Ortberg.
it’s so interesting to me that ‘genre’ fiction (fantasy and sci-fi) gets dismissed as unrealistic and less legitimate than non-‘genre’ fiction when it has some of the highest rates of female protagonists (especially in YA) and is largely watched/read by women
like what’s really unrealistic? is it the dragons, or is it the fact that for once people are interested in something other than the rise and fall of middle-aged white dudes